Olympiyski Business Centre

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia

  • Client

    Forum Properties

  • Team

    Designed with SOM, London as Studio Head / Senior Designer

  • Size

    39,200 m² (389,600 ft²)
    9 storeys, 40m tall

The competition winning design for a new office development, just north of the centre of Moscow, draws on the adjacent Ekaterininski Park to create a new “Class A” office development that celebrates the landscape with an integrated public realm.

Conceptually, the scheme responds to the historical riverbed and observes ideas of currents and flows to create a fluid geometry that works with the curvilinear nature of the immediate architectural context. The perforated “ribbon” wraps around the office programme to form the lobby, entry canopy and roof elements, creating an iconic signature for the development.

The office programme is arranged as two buildings connected at the lobby and upper two levels, with the additional flexibility to incorporate bridges on other floors.  18m lease-span office space is supplemented with areas of greater depth to allow for additional office layouts such as combi-offices, clustered workstation areas, executive conferencing facilities and more generous reception spaces. These locations are expressed on the façade to animate the mass of the building.